Xbox One Teasers Scattered Throughout Websites, Accessed Using Modified Konami Code

Xbox One has seen its launch in 13 key countries. Microsoft confirmed that Xbox One has already sold one million units when the sales of 13 countries are combined. It appears Microsoft didn’t stop to advertise the Xbox One. Surprisingly, Microsoft has hidden teasers scattered through out different websites which can only be accessed by inputting a secret code.

This secret code is none other than the famous ‘Konami Code’. This famous code has its origins back in 1986 when it was first used in the game, ‘Gradius’. The famous code to is: UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, B, A. The ‘B, A’ is present as the code was first used on a Nintendo system hence with the controller in mind. Later on, the combination have seen changes such as ‘X, O’ for the PlayStation system.


Looks like Microsoft used the code but modified the ‘B, A’ with ‘X, B’ to denote the  button placement for those buttons to Xbox’s controller. The code to input now is: UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, X, B or ↑↑↓↓←→←→XB. Of course, perform the directional writing with the arrow keys like UP = Arrow key up on the keyboard. Upon entering the code on sites such as IGN, Eurogamer and OXM, the screen tears and shows you a teaser of a first-party title by Microsoft which ends with instructing you to tweet ‘#keycode’ to win exciting prizes from Microsoft. Oh and one thing to note, we tried the code on Google Chrome and it didn’t work, if you’re having problems inputting the code then switch to Internet Explorer (yes Microsoft’s infamous browser) and try inputting the code from it.

teaser2There maybe plenty of other sites with the code embedded on it secretly and waiting for you to exploit it. Good thing now that you know and you’re going to try it on other sites you come across as well right? It’s a clever tactic by Microsoft to hide the famous ‘Konami Code’ with its own secret teasers with the plus side being that you may have a chance to win exciting prizes.

Have you tried the code on any other website? Found some new ones? Let us know in the comments below.



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